We systematically analyse data from the project reports and carry out own surveys to keep informed about the research outputs (and outcomes) of the funded projects. We use this information for an evidence-based assessments of the impact and for the continuous development of our funding activities.
In external evaluations, independent experts carry out comprehensive assessments of the Foundations objectives, funding concepts, instruments, and procedures of the Foundation.
When we want to introduce new funding formats and procedures, we initiate independent accompanying research. This research examines the impact and acceptance of pilot projects and provides impetus for further development.
Central results and effects of the funding initiatives on Central Asia/Caucasus and Sub-Sahara Africa were analyzed on behalf of the foundation and recommendations for further international funding activities were derived.